Criminal database checks are coming to airports

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Last month, in the digital pages of this here website (and others), Alvaro Bedoya, who directs Georgetown University's Center on Privacy and Technology, warned that a new order from the White House could turn airports into places that send people to jail. 

Turns out, that's already starting to happen.

Customs and Border Protection agents at airports equipped with facial recognition technology are now also allowed to run a passenger's personal information through an FBI criminal database

This isn't happening to everyone who encounters facial recognition software at an airport. Those who do — both U.S. citizens and non-citizens — will provide their boarding pass and probably be asked to stand still for a second at the flight gate while a camera takes their photo.  Read more...

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